It’s Aug. 16, 1999. The place: an Oklahoma City courtroom where a jury hears testimony in Clingenpeel v. Toyota Motor Corp. The case stems from a crash involving a ’93 Camry. High school cheerleader Amber Clingenpeel was a rear passenger, wearing the only restraint device available to her seating position – a lap belt. She listens to the proceedings from her wheelchair. On the witness stand is automotive engineer and Toyota witness, Robert J. Gratzinger. Facing him is Amber’s ...
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